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bottlebomber 09-07-2012 03:00 AM

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There is no need to modify it to cork wine bottles and they come right out.
To cork belgians, you need to install a drilled stopper on the plunger to limit travel and the corks (not the bottles) stick in the jaws. You need a stick of some sort to push the bottles out.
You actually don't need to push the bottles out, you just need to make use of the spring plate to give the bottles a good push to get them off the jaws. I did all these a couple weeks ago and only tore a couple corks slightly.

Portuguese corker works great, but I kind of wish I had gone with the Ferrari only because of the crown cap adaptor. I'd rather have 1 piece of equipment than two if I can help if, even if it is a little pricier. It will last a lifetime either way so may as well get the good stuff.

bottlebomber 09-07-2012 03:00 AM

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Quote:
Originally Posted by amandabab

There is no need to modify it to cork wine bottles and they come right out.
To cork belgians, you need to install a drilled stopper on the plunger to limit travel and the corks (not the bottles) stick in the jaws. You need a stick of some sort to push the bottles out.
You actually don't need to push the bottles out, you just need to make use of the spring plate to give the bottles a good push to get them off the jaws. I did all these a couple weeks ago and only tore a couple corks slightly.

Portuguese corker works great, but I kind of wish I had gone with the Ferrari only because of the crown cap adaptor. I'd rather have 1 piece of equipment than two if I can help if, even if it is a little pricier. It will last a lifetime either way so may as well get the good stuff.


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